Hey PitchWars hopefuls! Anyone curious about the query that started this path for me? Below is what I sent to agents after the 2017 DVPit event. This book ended up getting revised, lengthened, and edited to take it from contemporary Romance to Women's fiction before I signed with my agent. It went through a few… Continue reading What does a Successful Query look like?
Hello! First let's get the fabulous news out of the way. Drum roll, please... I was chosen as a PitchWars mentor for 2018!!! For those of you who don't know what that is, PitchWars is an amazing mentoring program where agented, published, or authors with industry experience work with a mentee on their entire manuscript… Continue reading Women’s Fiction? Romance? What?
I'm planning to participate in NaNoWriMo for the first time this year. I'm going to write another post on this blog about that sometime soon, outlining my process and hopefully, updating as I get my words in. Today I was scrolling through the forums on the NaNoWriMo site and I came across a thread about… Continue reading Chick-Lit is not a curse word…
Welp. I guess my dream of staying regular with this blog have come and gone. I had lofty intentions of blogging regularly, but... Life. It certainly kicks you in the ass when you get complacent, doesn't it? The world is a dumpster fire, but I'm focusing on the positives in my life right now. And… Continue reading Romance Writer’s of America Conference, 2017
I am so incredibly thrilled to announce that I am now represented by Rachel Brooks at Bookends Literary Agency! Having a literary agent to work with is a dream for me, and I am so excited to work with Rachel towards my publishing goals! Of course, this means diving back into my manuscript and putting… Continue reading Amazing News!
I just got chastised by my webmaster (aka: teenage son) that my most recent, and only blog post is from a year ago. He has a point. What's the point of having a blog if you don't.. you know... blog. But, rest assured, dear readers, I may not be writing in my blog, but I… Continue reading Still Writing!
In 2015 I read 150 books. More specifically, by December 8th, 2015, I read 150 books. I stopped reading for a bit after achieving that milestone, not picking up a book again until January 2016. If you do the math, it's about one book for every 2.4 days. In honesty, however, the vast majority of… Continue reading Write!